Karin came to yoga in 1997 after a serious back injury left her in continuous pain for a number of years. The relief she found practicing Tai Chi and Qigong led her to embark upon an extensive training programme that convinced her of the transformative mind-body healing benefits of traditional Eastern practices and therapeutic yoga.
She studied intensively with a number of Eastern and Western yoga teachers ever since, notably Godfrey Devereux of the Windfire Yoga Teacher Training Centre and former director of the Life Centre in London. Since 2003 Karin shares her passion for yoga by teaching others.
THAI YOGA BODYWORK
Karin also studied traditional Thai Yoga Bodywork in 2005-2007 with Kira Balaskas, one of the foremost Western teachers of this ancient healing art. Since 2008 Karin holds an advanced level diploma in traditional Thai Yoga Bodywork.
Besides being gifted in working with the energy body, Karin also has a passionate interest in Eastern philosophy and psychology, and complementary therapies of natural origin.
YOGA ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
She studied yoga anatomy and physiology in the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar with Leslie Kaminoff, the internationally recognized specialist in this field. Having successfully completed Leslie’s yoga anatomy course in July 2011, she presently continues her studies to reinforce her knowledge in yoga anatomy, physiology, and philosophy as well as in the art of teaching.
KARIN, YOGA TEACHER IN CANNES
Yoga is a method to explore the depth of human nature and the mysteries of mind and body.
Be really curious about who you are and how you feel, and accept whoever or whatever that may be on a particular day without preconceptions, judgement or attempting to fix it.
YOGA TEACHING STYLE
ANCIENT TEACHINGS IN A MODERN CONTEXT
Developed over the years through her own experimentation and study of various styles of yoga, bodywork, and related body-mind techniques, Karin’s contemporary understanding of ancient yoga practices and how to integrate them into everyday life can inspire even the most stressed-out individual. Her classes are playful and exploratory, sometimes physically challenging and intense, sometimes gentle and restorative.
SELF-OBSERVATION & SELF-ENQUIRY
Being herself an energy-centred practitioner, Karin focuses on helping students find the flow of energy in their bodies through movement, self-observation, and self-enquiry, applying whatever method will best reach her students to develop increased mind-body awareness, cultivate an ability to be present and actively listen to what is actually happening at a particular moment in time.
ASSISTED YOGA & BODYWORK
Combined with Thai Yoga Bodywork to awaken in each student the inseparable energies between body, mind, and spirit, Karin’s teaching style aspires to transmit the powerful simplicity of yoga, leading students of all levels of experience, strength, stamina or flexibility to a clearer perception of the self and others.
Karin’s personalized approach to teaching yoga is very different to the usual studio classes I took over the years. Her instructions are ‘technical’ and provide clear pointers on what to focus on in each pose. In just a few sessions I learned more about using my breath to go deeper into each pose and moving more gracefully on my mat than in several years of attending group classes. I look forward to my yoga with Karin whenever I’m in Cannes.Judith Bloomfield, London
GET IN TOUCH
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